Modoc County District Attorney Resigns

POSTED: 6:14 PM May 17 2013   UPDATED: 6:19 PM May 17 2013

Modoc County's District Attorney Chris Brooke has announced his resignation.

Brooke announced on Tuesday morning that his last day will be May 31. Brooke took office in 2011 and was supposed to serve through January 2014.

In a note written by Brooke to the Board of Supervisors he said,

"A short time ago I made the decision that I would not be seeking re-election...I feel it is no longer safe for me or my family to stay in my position and perform my duties."

In past months Brooke has been criticized for way he has prosecuted cases in Modoc County.